sky3ds FAQ

SKY3DS+ orange button FAQ

SKY3DS+ orange button has been released over one month. With much more powerful function, sky3ds+ has been popular among users. Many users have received their own sky3ds+ and enjoy the exciting 3ds games. For sky3ds+ newcomers, there always many problem to ask and solve. Sky3ds team has released a FAQ to solve the problems from users. The official team wil also update the FAQ continuously

SKY3DS+ FAQ

Q:Can i play the Fire Emblem If (JP) with sky3DS+?
A:Yes you can play any new AP checks game on the sky3DS+ now.

Q:Can I use the save files from my blue button sky3DS card with the new orange button card?
A:Yes you can download the DiskWriter V2.03b4 tool, to click “backup save2” on menu to convert the saved data for sky3DS+. Tutorial

Q:How can i play the out of region games on a sky3DS+ card directly?
A:Sorry the out of region roms can only still be played on the sky3DS+ via NINJHAX and its built-in Region-Free Launcher.

Q:I just purchased the latest version of Sky3ds+. wonder if you have the instruction to edit the private header for the online game play?
A:Open the file settings.txt, add in the line “CREATE_PER_GAME_SETTINGS=1” and save it, once got the
file “xxxxx.CFG” for that online game built in your microSD card, open it and replace the value of the “GAMESAVE_KEY” with your private header info(Unique_ID), save it and enjoy your online play without ban risk!

Q:How can i install a game like Monster Hunter 4 or Xenoblades to my MicroSD card? Since the file format of the MicroSD should be in FAT32 it won’t allow these big files to be transfered to it.
A:For those large size roms (4GB), you can use the 3rd party rool to trim it to the small size, sky3DS+ works fine with the trimmed rom! we will fix it in coming new firmware update anyway.

Q:Just want to know if there will still be updates for the old blue button sky3DS template file.
A:We are still working on a AP checks solution for the old cards, and will keep the template updated as well.

Q:Where is the file firmware.bin? I can’t find in the download page.
A:The newest firmware V100 comes with your sky3DS+ card, no update needed at the moment.

Q:I have been trying all day to get 64Gb micorSD cards to work, had issues formatting 64GB micorSD card to FAT32, please help!
A:Please see more instructions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuTlm17lvmw

Q: I have received my sky3ds+ and what should i do? Do i need to download the firmware.bin and gamelist.bin?
A: You do not need to download firmware.bin. The sky3ds+ has been installed the firmware.bin, please place the gamelist.bin and the 3DS roms to your sky3ds+ MicroSD card.

Q: Where can i get the the private header for the online game play?
A: You can get the private header from the genuine gamecard.

Q: i can only play the first game and can not switch to next games
A: Please make sure your second Rom is comeplete and try another MicroSD card. Sandisk SD card has the best compatibility with sky3ds+.

Q: Is sky3ds+ compatible with the .cia game ?
A: No, SKY3DS+ can only support original retail game card dumps .3DS format, it doesn’t support the .cia game.

Q: Can Sky3DS+ play standard DS/DSi games?
A: No, SKY3DS+ can play 3DS games only.

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Sky3ds New FAQ Updated!

Just got the news from the sky3ds official site, they updated the new FAQ for Sky3ds today. Answered the most common and frequent questions and card errors problems about sky3ds card (blue button and red button). Take a look at it if this can help you in time,  here is the whole quote from the official site:

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FAQ

Q: I have a new 3ds with the firmware 9.4.0-21J version. your new flashcard can work on this version or not?
A: Yes, Sky3DS card can support the newest 3DS V9.4.0-21J version.

Q: Can this flashcart play 3ds game online ? ex : pokemon and doing a wonder trade or battle with people online.
A: Yes, Sky3DS card can play 3DS game online as a genuine gamepad did, can also save,load,edit etc….

Q: Do you have a user guide for diskWrtierV1.05 tool?
A: Please see the diskWrtierV1.05 user guide here.

Q: I just bought a sky3ds linker (blue button) and let me know if it is compatible with the .cia game format and support eShop game?
A: No, SKY3DS can only support original retail game card dumps .3DS format, it doesn’t support the .cia format and eShop game.

Q: Do you have a “game compatibility” list for SKY3DS card?
A: We do a compatible game list, all were included in our newest template file, see here.

Q: Can this Sky3DS play standard DS/DSi games?
A: No, SKY3DS can play 3DS games only(original retail game card dumps .3DS format).

Q: Could you please explain how template data is made so that I can make it myself ?
A: Please see the instructions here to build a new game file head info by yourself, and email us those “pre-file”, we will process and add it into the new updated template file later.

Q: The roms on my Sky3DS (red button) load for a few seconds then unload and go to the next rom,the card just automatically cycles through every rom I have.What’s wrong with that?
A: For those old SKY3DS(red button) card users, just hold the button for 5 seconds and press “A” to enter that game while its icon to pop up on screen. Please also see more details here.

Q: Don’t know why i can only play the first game on my microSD card, it can’t switch to other games when i press the blue button?
A: Please format your microSD card or try another new one, and download the rom from other more reliable sources, make sure it’s retail game pad dumps(not an eshop game), and has the same region with your 3DS console.

Q: Does saving work on games like Animal Crossing, Pokemon X and Y,also does this allow cheats and homebrew?
A: Yes,you can save, reload, edit on any 3DS games as a genuine gamepad did. Sorry, no cheats, no homebrew at the moment.